HomeLandlord FAQs

How much will it cost me to let my property?

The costs involved in letting your property consist of:

- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which you will need to make available to prospective tenants no later than 28 days from marketing beginning. We can arrange this for you.

- Inventory and check-in report An inventory and check-in report, which should be organised before a tenant moves in. We arrange this for you, costs do vary depending on the size of your property.

- Agency commission The agency commission fee, is usually payable when a tenant is introduced and enters into an agreement to let the property. This is charged as a percentage of the agreed rental price + VAT.  

Are there any additional marketing costs?

We do not charge any additional marketing costs.

Who will conduct viewings on my property and when will they occur?

We usually accompany all viewings during our opening hours. However, in some circumstances they may ask you to conduct the occasional viewing. We have a flexible approach to viewing times and tailor our hours to meet your or the potential tenants needs.

Do I need to be present for viewings?

As we usually accompany all viewings and have the access codes and keys for your property then your presence is not required. It is worth noting that tenants often feel more relaxed when the owner is not present.

What is an EPC and how long will it be valid?

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) measures the energy efficiency of a property using a scale of A-G and is valid for 10 years. It is a legal requirement for landlords to have a valid EPC before their property is let. This is something we can arrange for you.

How much is the tenant's deposit and what happens to it?

Typically this is six weeks' rent and is payable upon the signing of the Tenancy Agreement. The deposit for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) should also be registered with a tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days of the start of the tenancy agreement.

What does the new deposit scheme involve and how does it protect me?

All deposits being paid by a tenant for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy are registered with The Deposit Protection Scheme within 30 days of the start of the tenancy agreement, guaranteeing that any deposit disputes will be dealt with efficiently.

How much does an inventory cost and who is responsible for organising this?

Prices vary depending on the size of your property, however we are be able to organise an inventory on your behalf.

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